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Gymrite 03-07-2017 02:03 PM

Split wrappers in Northern Colorado
I moved from the Louisville, Ky area to Northern Colorado in September. I have approximately 1500 cigars in a cabinet humidor, I keep the humidity at 65% using beads. The cigars are ok in the humidor but often times the wrapper starts to unravel and crack when smoking. The humidity is usually around 10 to 20% and I am at 5,000' elevation. I did not have this problem with my cigars before I moved to Northern Colorado? Do you think it's the low humidity outside or the elevation, or the combination of both? I thought I would try letting the cigar set outside for half an hour to an hour to see if that helps get the cigar Acclimated, any thoughts?

AdamJoshua 03-07-2017 02:14 PM

Re: Split wrappers in Northern Colorado
I'm thinking the low humidity has a def impact, someone posted something on here about spinning your cigar under a bit of running water then toweling it off. I'm on my phone, or at least that's my excuse so not easy to look for that thread, but those smarter than myself will post more tips and tricks I'm sure.

jledou 03-07-2017 02:52 PM

Re: Split wrappers in Northern Colorado
The dry air can reek havoc on a thin or tight wrapper. I find that certain cigars will just have issues when the humidity in the outside air is not there. Sometime I find I have a bigger issue if I am smoking faster than normal but sometime a wrapper just comes apart.

Tio Gato 03-08-2017 04:47 AM

Re: Split wrappers in Northern Colorado
Temperature is important too. Especially if you smoke outside. I had the same problem going from a nice warm car on to chilly golf courses. I can't remember were I read it but it was recommended to stick with thick heavy wrappers in situations like that. CT shade and Sumatra wrappers split the worst. Now I reach for a leathery CT broadleaf and have never had an issue.:2

I think you're on to something with letting the cigars acclimate a bit before firing up. Good luck.

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